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Prevent visible guides and grids from printing

Added on Tuesday 16th of February 2010 12:59 am EST

Application: Adobe InDesign CS/CS2/CS3
Operating Systems: Macintosh, Microsoft Windows


I’m having trouble printing a job from InDesign. The master page is set up with columns and guides, which also appear on my 16-page layout. Well, the columns and guides are imaging! Is there a setting I need to turn off that I’m not seeing?


Yes, there are a few easily overlooked settings in the Print dialog box that enable you to do some really cool things like print non-printing objects, blank pages, and visible guides and grids. Perhaps they’re not so cool when you don’t want them to print! None of these items print by default. After you enable them, though, they stay that way until you disable them.

To prevent visible guides and grids from printing:
1. Choose File > Print to open the Print dialog box.
2. Deselect the Print Visible Guides And Baseline Grids check box, shown in Figure A.
3. Set the remaining options as usual, and then click Print.

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Step it out: Design an effective how-to layout

Added on Friday 16th of April 2010 12:59 am EST


Application: Any page-layout or design program
Operating Systems: Macintosh, Microsoft Windows


As a designer, it’s your responsibility to convey a message to your audience visually. Whether you’re advertising a product or summarizing your company’s annual earnings, how you arrange your page elements can affect whether your audience understands your message. When you design a how-to article, conveying your message clearly is especially important. So whether you’re designing instructions for building a wooden boat or a manual for using computer hardware or software, if your audience can’t follow along, your project’s Aa flop. Let’s look at some of t

 

 

Import InDesign files into InDesign CS3 to save it

Added on Friday 16th of April 2010 12:59 am EST


If you design any of your company’s products, you’re probably accustomed to providing the marketing team with screen-captured TIFF files or PDFs of your layouts to re-use in the marketing collateral. One major flaw in that design process is that if you make a change in your original art, you need to re-generate a new TIFF file or export a new PDF as a

 

 

Help your readers navigate PDFs more easily by add

Added on Friday 16th of April 2010 12:59 am EST


One of the predominant goals of a page designer is to produce documents readers can enjoy. Most of that enjoyment stems from the appearance and content in the document but there’s another key factor. The ability to navigate through a publication without getting lost also adds to a reader’s experience. Hyperlinks are essential tools that help readers get where they want to go.


Introduction to hyperlinks
A hyperlink is a navigation element—either text or an object—in an electronic document. When a user hovers a cursor over a hyperlink, its appearance changes to indicate a link. Clicking on the link takes the user to a new destination, which may be an area on the same page, a different page, or an entirely different document or website published on the Internet or a company intranet.
You can set up hyperlinks in your InDesign documents so that when you export to PDF, your readers can jump to other areas in the active PDF, to other PDF documents, or to URLs

 

 

When stroking cells, you've got options

Added on Friday 16th of April 2010 12:59 am EST


Applications: Adobe InDesign CS/CS2/CS3
Operating Systems: Macintosh, Microsoft Windows

Do you know if you can stroke one table cell differently than the rest? I need to stroke one cell with a .5pt line on top and bottom, and a 1pt li
 

 

Print InDesign documents with file name and date s

Added on Friday 16th of April 2010 12:59 am EST


Applications: Adobe InDesign CS/CS2/CS3
Operating Systems: Macintosh, Microsoft Windows

I have a problem that is driving me crazy! I create publications for a company, an
 

 

Weigh your options: Know when to convert a QuarkXP

Added on Friday 16th of April 2010 12:59 am EST


Applications: Adobe InDesign CS/CS2/CS3
Operating Systems: Macintosh, Microsoft Windows

I have several documents that were designed in QuarkXPress, and I have to make Spanish and French translations of these. I would
 

 

Change default tracking and kerning values to suit

Added on Friday 16th of April 2010 12:59 am EST


Applications: Adobe InDesign CS/CS2/CS3
Operating Systems: Macintosh, Microsoft Windows

I was wondering if there is a way to reset the tracking value to be 1 (thousandths of an em space) rather t